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  1. 11 points
    gonorn

    Friday 16th. November.

    As the wind had gone around a little NE I decided to go blow out some cobwebs today at the Rockley end of the harbour with Mr Nash. The plus side being we used about Β£2.50 in fuel and managed to drown a few worms. The bonus was my first flounder of the season, followed up with plenty of small bass. Not a huge fish but very thick in the body. However as Allan said plenty of crabs stealing the baits still.
  2. 9 points
    gaffa

    Twin Sails

    I'm afraid we will never regain the reliability and longevity of the engineering of the Victorian age (there were a few exceptions I admit) when it seems that projects based on tendering to achieve the lowest price and quickest delivery win the day. I am sad to say that in my experience many Companies that win these projects have no idea of what they are getting into as they are basically shell companies reliant upon a previous old school reputation and now have minimal resources so that once they win the job then panic sets in and they try to recruit "staff" to complete it relying on managing the contract to save or make even money . The Victorians generally provided a realistic fixed price for the job and selection was based on the preferred design solution The quality of the available mechanical/electrical equipment available in today's throw away society is price driven and is selected to meet the warranty period which is generally 13 months from customer takeover by which time it has served its purpose and is generally worn out and gets replaced by the customer (or left to rot) with an identical 2 year lifespan unit and so the cycle continues. Granted the Victorian engineers way over designed their projects but they were also maintainable unlike those of today as the necessary skill sets have been purposely removed from the marketplace by the Government sacrificing the Manufacturing for the Financial markets. If the bearing set needs replacing on the twin sails bridge I suspect that it will be replaced with exactly the same type that has failed. There will be no money available or interest it getting the fault properly analysed and an improved design implemented . It will come back to bite them mark my words Just my three penne'th😎
  3. 8 points
    great white

    Twin Sails

    Everyone must know that we should have gone for a higher bridge that ; 1. Does not open/close 2. Does not therefore fail open or closed, bringing traffic to a stop. 3 Does not cost a fortune in maintenance over its lifetime 4 Does not need a team of 32 people and a dedicated VHF channel just to get it opening and closing to schedule.
  4. 7 points
    great white

    Neighbors cat

    Bad enough for us that only get out at weekends, must be terrible for you Dave not getting your three trips a week.
  5. 7 points
    Newboy

    Butcher

  6. 5 points
    Brian

    Carpenter Wanted.

    Any carpenters looking for work? Cabinet falling apart. apply 10 Downing Street 😊
  7. 5 points
    Mal Thomas

    November Cod Comp

    The weather has forced us to Cancel the cod comp. I do not think I have heard of a cod being caught yet in open waters, so we may not be missing much in the way of catching Cod. Are the Cod going to turn up at all this year? Some Charter skippers are starting to search for species other than Cod to fill their days at Sea. Neal will try to rearrange our Cod Comp.
  8. 5 points
    plaicemat

    Friday 16th. November.

    Those wrinkles have to be earned, my friend, you obviously haven't put enough effort in yet. Now, get back to work, my pension won't pay itself. πŸ˜€
  9. 5 points
    fisherman1055

    Friday 16th. November.

    Know what you mean Martin, us youngsters have to keep the world turning
  10. 4 points
    Tiddler

    Fuel prices

    Nearly! Diesel used to be much cheaper than petrol. Diesel was the fuel to choose. We both got diesel cars. We were doing our bit for a greener planet. We saved on fuel costs. We did loads more MPG. The government kept setting tighter emissions targets. The car makers managed to reach the targets. The government checked how car makers could reach these impossible targets. GOTCHA! The government cried FOUL! Now all diesel users are devil worshipers and must be made to pay ! An extra 10p per litre on top of the already massive fuel tax! How many litres of diesel get used every day? How many 10ps are going into the taxman,s pockets? Ah well we can all sleep well knowing it's being used wisely! ! Did somebody " get me started " ?
  11. 4 points
    iansimpson63

    Carpenter Wanted.

    If they do want a quote for Labour get one from Dianne Abbot, the figures are amazing and change each time you question her.
  12. 4 points
    gjb

    Christchurch Entrance

    I think Christchurch is for the rich and famous summer residents don’t have to think about this in the winter as they are in the sun 🌞 haha graham
  13. 4 points
    Brian

    Friday 16th. November.

    That’s right, keep paying your taxes. 🎣 😎
  14. 4 points
    Maverick

    Friday 16th. November.

    Hactually I have, I just wanna go fishing but my lack of wrinkles won't let me
  15. 4 points
    Maverick

    Friday 16th. November.

    Jerry I thought you were also retired? alright for the wrinklies isn't it lol
  16. 4 points
    Mal Thomas

    Friday 16th. November.

    Chris and I are out on Kingfisher early tomorrow so we will report on visibility on ch6. as we move through the Harbour.
  17. 3 points
    Reel Wizzard

    Neighbors cat

  18. 3 points
    2006holmwood

    Fuel prices

    and very expensive council pensions
  19. 3 points
    gaffa

    Twin Sails

    Seems to be a practical solution at first sight ...however ...with todays construction environment I guarantee it would end up as a high maintenance operation with plenty of closures. It would not be wide enough to take maintenace or emergency vehicles ,the ventilation and lighting systems would be unreliable or innadequate, and it would probably have a toll to cover maintenance costs(or budget overruns). Oh yeah ..it would probably LEAK. Why have I become so cynical in my old age .I wasn't like this in my youth?
  20. 3 points
    Brian

    Twin Sails

    I spoke with the Mayor at the time. He had all the plans for a fixed span bridge, but was overruled because the rest wanted something for the Millenium. London had the O2, Portsmouth the Spinaker Tower and we got the Booby Prize. I've edited Bobby to read Booby. 😎
  21. 3 points
    Tiddler

    Twin Sails

    Aboso Posi Lutely ! I completely agree. I don't claim to be a top engineer but it seems that BUL****T is king nowadays.
  22. 3 points
    Leicester Fisheagle

    Friday 16th. November.

    Fisheagle was phoned around 8 am. by Neal to say they were coming back in due to rough weather just as we were setting off so, macky and other frozen bait returned to the freezer. Spoke briefly to Chris on Kingfisher and decided to fish the harbour. Tried the Ferry Terminal, Island and several other places in the Harbour. The wind did us no favours. A fair number of different species were caught but not the ones we wanted. The neap tide probably had a lot to do with things, especially the total lack of Flounders. There were also a good number of crabs about but very little weed. On the positive side, I was glad we went out as we got plenty of fresh air and the boat got a good run. Allan
  23. 3 points
    iansimpson63

    November Cod Comp

    Make mine a cheddar and a small stilton for Cerrie, I will see if the kids want a dairylea triangle* *Other soft cheese options are available and PBSBAC to not endorse dairylea products in anyway. Please consume cheese responsibly and be aware of the health hazards connected to the consumption of dairy products.
  24. 3 points
    gjb

    Friday 16th. November.

    Well I’m coming up 67 run my own business and with a fair wind hope to retire in the next few years but with the way things are I suppose 80 is not a bad retirement age 😒😭
  25. 3 points
    jerry.shutter

    Friday 16th. November.

    Must be nice to be retired 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 i feel I should add it’s polite to let the skipper catch a Cod Mal 😜😜😜 Have a great day, only jealous
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